Minnesota Kids Count Data Book
Annie E. Casey Foundation, October 2017, 52 pp.
Snapshot of data on 10 indicators of child well-being in Minnesota. The state is ranked on each indicator and compared to previous years. Data are also provided by region. more info >
The 2016 Minnesota Crime Victimization Survey: Executive Summary and Overview
Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs, August 2017, 18 pp.
The Minnesota Statistical Analysis Center (MNSAC), a part of the Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP), completed its seventh crime victimization survey. This survey measured experiences with crime, perceptions of neighborhood safety, and attitudes towards the police among Minnesota’s adult population. The Minnesota Crime Victimization Survey (MCVS) brings us closer to measuring the many crimes that never come to the attention of law enforcement, also known as the “dark figure of crime.” Surveys such as this also collect information on crime victims that is often not available in official crime statistics. more info >
Minnesota Uniform Crime Report, 2015
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, July 2016, 174 pp.
This report measures criminal activity in the state of Minnesota using data submitted by individual law enforcement agencies. The criminal activity consists of incidents, stolen and recovered property, and arrests. In addition to crime data, this report also contains other data required in statute including the number of law enforcement officers killed or assaulted; firearms discharges by police officers; missing person reports; police pursuits, and bias offenses. more info >
Speaking for Ourselves: A Study with Immigrant and Refugee Communities in the Twin Cities
Wilder Research, April 2016, 383 pp.
The Speaking for Ourselves survey asked immigrants and refugees living in the Twin Cities about their perceptions and experiences related to education, transportation, housing, public health, safety, employment, finances, community and social engagement, and the immigrant experience. more info >
State of Black America
National Urban League, April 2014
Annual report presenting the National Urban League's Equality Index. Focuses on unemployment and income equality, but also includes measures of education, health, civic engagement, housing, transportation, and public safety for Hispanic, Black, and White populations. Includes metropolitan area rankings of unemployment and income equality. Requires a free registration to download full reports. more info >
Highlights of the 2011 National Youth Gang Survey
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, September 2013, 4 pp.
Overview of the nation's gang problem, including prevalence of gang problems and factors influencing local gang violence. more info >
Crime and Safety Surveys
National Center for Education Statistics, June 2013, 176 pp.
Presents national data on crime and safety in schools from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and school districts. more info >
Effects of hot spots policing on crime
Campbell Collaboration, June 2012, 97 pp.
A review of evidence on the effects of focused police crime prevention interventions at high-activity crime places and an assessment of the preventive value of focused police crime prevention efforts at crime hot spots. more info >
Beyond the Bottom Line: Ideas for the Future of Public Investment in Minnesota
March 2011, 53 pp.
Presents 16 ideas that could help Minnesota leaders redesign public services to maximize impact while saving money. This is a follow-up report to Bridges to a Better Bottom Line. more info >
Crime victims services
Wilder Research, March 2010, 32 pp.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs asked Wilder Research to develop brief reports that "tell the story" of victim services in the state and suggest new directions. Reports covered domestic violence, sexual assault, general crime, and child abuse. more info >
2009 Metro Residents Survey
Metropolitan Council, February 2010, 47 pp.
Results of a survey of Twin Cities residents which asks them to rank the region's top public concerns and quality of life. more info >
Benefit-cost calculations for three adult drug courts in Minnesota
Wilder Research, August 2007, 27 pp.
This paper presents benefit-cost calculations for three adult drug courts in Minnesota. These courts are an alternative to processing adult drug offenders through criminal courts. more info >
Violent crime in America: 24 months of alarming trends
Police Executive Research Forum, January 2007, 20 pp.
National data on violent crimes. Includes some Minneapolis data. more info >
Minnesota felony driving while impaired report, 2007
Minnesota Department of Corrections, January 2007, 16 pp.
Information on Minnesota DWI statistics, including offender characteristics, court and sentencing characteristics, and treatment and post-release supervision. more info >
Human trafficking in Minnesota: A report to the Minnesota Legislature
Minnesota Office of Justice Programs, September 2006, 40 pp.
A preliminary study on the extent and type of human trafficking occurring in Minnesota. more info >
Livable Communities: An Evaluation Guide
AARP, January 2005, 162 pp.
Guide to help community members assess the capacity of their community to meet the needs of older adults. Provides guidance on conducting a community survey to measure community livability, includes innovative ideas and success stories from communities throughout the U.S., and suggests additional resources. Topics include transportation, safety, housing, health services, and more. more info >
Every door closed : facts about parents with criminal records
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)|Community Legal Services, August 2003, 16 pp.
Series of fact sheets addresses issues faced by parents with criminal records including employment barriers, access to housing, the ban on financial aid for higher education, accessibility of public benefits, struggle with child support obligations. more info >
Keeping watch: 1999 Minnesota crime survey
Minnesota Planning, February 2000, 16 pp.
Reports perceptions of 4,501 MN citizens about crime, law enforcement performance, and victimization experiences. more info >
An Agenda for Reform: Competition, Community, Concentration
John Brandl and Vin Weber, November 1995, 34 pp.
Written decades ago in response to a looming financial crisis in the Minnesota state budget – due to federal budget cuts, increased demand for services and slower economic growth – this report advocates for fundamental changes in the way Minnesota delivers taxpayers' services. more info >
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database
"Contains summaries of more than 160,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research." You can also search the NCJRS Virtual Library, a collection of more than 7,000 full-text publications. more info >